OLMITZ - Marie M. Huslig, 93, died Nov. 5, 2013 at Good Samaritan Society in Ellsworth.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) will sponsor a Monday evening grief support group in Great Bend from Nov. 18 through Feb. 3, with holiday breaks on Dec. 23 and 30. It will meet each Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Conference Room 103 of the Medical Building at 3520 Lakin Ave.; entrance is on Lincoln Street.
Barton County Historical Society will honor all veterans on Friday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum will have a display of uniforms from the Spanish American War era to present day.
Pheasant hunters are invited to bring the tail feather from their prize bird to the Great Bend Recreation Commission to enter it in the Longest Tail Feather contest.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office will host a carry concealed handgun class on Nov. 16. This is a basic, eight-hour firearm safety class that Kansans must complete prior to application for a carry concealed license from the Kansas Attorney General's Office.
Barton County Sheriff Theft of a license tag at Barton Community College was reported Tuesday. A battery at 1400 Main St. was reported at 2:33 p.m. Great Bend Police Theft of auto parts from 4820 10th St. was reported Tuesday. Kansas Gas Services reported theft of services at 224 Heizer St. Someone damaged a window on a vehicle at 422 Walnut St. A Kansas license tag was turned in as found property from an unknown ...
Nationally renowned artist Peter Eades has donated one of his paintings to the Shafer Art Gallery, at Barton Community College.
Hands of Hope Rescue, Great Bend, has joined thousands of animal welfare organizations across North America and beyond that list their homeless pets on Petfinder, the online leader in responsible pet adoptions. Petfinder, the largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet, has been committed to animal welfare and rescue organizations dedicated to the cause since its founding in 1996.
Noting the community's German Heritage, the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce announced the inaugural Christkindlmarket, a Christmas celebration, will be held on December 1st.
Dear American citizens: Millions of you are asking why your health insurance policies are being canceled and the premiums and deductibles for your new policies are, for the majority of you, doubling, tripling or worse. You are particularly upset because President Obama said over and over again that your premiums would go down and you could keep your existing policies and doctors - promises for which The Washington Post Fact Checker gave Obama a four-Pinocchio ...
CLASS 4A Tuesday's first round KC Piper 28, Jefferson West 24 Spring Hill 33, Ottawa 24 Paola 24, Fort Scott 7 Independence 33, Fort Scott 14 Tonganoxie 52, KC Ward 6 Baldwin 19, Lenexa St. James 0 Chanute 28, Louisburg 14 Coffeyville 47, Frontenac 12 Holton 45, Hesston 0 Mulvane 48, Wichita Collegiate 45 Andale 60, Larned 0 McPherson 47, Clay Center 7 Topeka Hayden 48, Maize South 45 Winfield 14, Rose Hill 12 Buhler ...
CLAFLIN - It was a hard-fought battle. The Central Plains High School football team came out on top, winning 36-14 over Coldwater-South Central to advance to the next round of the Eight-Man Division-I state playoffs. Both teams started slow, working to find a way to move the ball against the rain and high winds. "Yeah, we started slow," Central Plains head coach Chris Stein said. "It was raining and the winds were blowing ...
LAWRENCE - Wayne Selden and Perry Ellis had 13 points apiece, and No. 5 Kansas beat Fort Hays State 92-75 in an exhibition game Tuesday night.
HOLCOMB - It was a closer game than the score shows. Hoisington High School fell 21-6 on the road against Holcomb on Tuesday night in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs. "It was 7-6 at halftime," Hoisington head coach Jason Ingram said. "It was 14-6 with about 27 seconds left. They picked up a fumble recovery and scored to make it 21-6." The first half went smoothly, more or less. ...
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Barton Community College will hold auditions for its spring musical "Sweet Charity," at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 2 and 3, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
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The Great Bend Sports Complex will host the 2014 baseball and softball championships of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.
The Kansas Lottery is restructuring its field staff in order to provide better service to lottery players and retailers, and increase sales and transfers to the state. As part of the restructuring, the Lottery will close its Great Bend office. The last day the office is open to the public will be December 13, 2013.
ELLINWOOD - Owned by Ann Christiansen, Annie Mae's, 518 E. Santa Fe has opened in Ellinwood. The former John Henry's now also serves breakfast and has takeout and delivery in Ellinwood.
Looking for that unique holiday gift? How about a one of a kind piece of jewelry? The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is offering a make and take beaded jewelry class from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. They'll make two different bracelets using seed beads. Once you learn how simple it is to create your own jewelry, you'll be hooked. There is a $5 materials fee for the class. All materials will be provided. Call ...
Preparation for the Russell Area Artists Exhibit at the Deines Cultural Center has begun. The exhibit will run from Jan. 10 through Feb. 7th. The show is open to any adult artist within a 60-mile radius of Russell.
"I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you," declared Nietzsche.
In 2006 I came up against a holiday deadline crunch, so I turned my column over to Turpy, the beloved eight-year-old Golden Retriever/Chow mix who had turned up at our doorstep as a puppy.